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Computational Formulas for Total Relative Standard Deviations of Combined Gravimetric-Analytic Determinations.


PB97197073

Publication Date 1997
Personal Author Shulman, S. A.; Glaser, R. A.
Page Count 42
Abstract This report considered the sources of variability in each of several determinations at the limits of quantitation of the aerosol gravimetric procedure. In an analytical gravimetric procedure, the difference between the presampling and postsampling weight of a filter is used to determine the mass of aerosol collected. The primary question is if the weight of the sample collected corresponds to the limit of quantitation of the gravimetric determination, then what is the magnitude of error for subsequent determinations, for example, of extractables. Using available data, the relative standard deviations for the determinations of the different components of the measurement processes are determined. These values can then be used in the formulas presented here to calculate the total relative standard deviations of the determinations, which can then be compared to target relative standard deviations, such as the assessment of accuracy. The authors present applications for collecting total aerosol on filters, followed by the analysis for solvent extractable material and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.
Keywords
  • Analytical methods
  • Chemical analysis
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Aerosol particles
  • Air quality monitoring
  • Airborne dusts
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH. Div. of Physical Sciences and Engineering.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 199724
Computational Formulas for Total Relative Standard Deviations of Combined Gravimetric-Analytic Determinations.
Computational Formulas for Total Relative Standard Deviations of Combined Gravimetric-Analytic Determinations.
PB97197073

  • Analytical methods
  • Chemical analysis
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Aerosol particles
  • Air quality monitoring
  • Airborne dusts
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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